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Guide: All BMW F Codenames

Interesting | June 19th, 2013 by 23
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BMW has a development code for each generation and until recently every BMW carried an E project number. “E” stands for Entwicklung, or development and …

BMW has a development code for each generation and until recently every BMW carried an E project number. “E” stands for Entwicklung, or development and it dates back to the E3 and E9 models.

With more and more models being produced, the “E” numbers moved into triple digits which helped BMW transition to a new nomenclature based on the “F” codename.

First model to emerge under the new F codename was the F01 and F02 7 Series which debuted in 2008. For years now BMW fans and not only have begun to refer to specific BMW models by their codename rather than year or variants, so we decided to compile a list of those new F codes that we know they correlate to current and future products.

Guide: All BMW F Codenames

F01 7 Series – Production 2008
F02 7 Series Long wheelbase – Production 2008
F03 7 Series Security Vehicles – Production 2008
F10 5 Series Sedan – Production 2010
F11 5 Series Touring – Production 2010
F12 6 Series Convertible – Production 2011
F13 6 Series Coupe – Production 2011
F15 X5 – Production 2014
F16 X6 – Production 2014
F20 1 Series five-door – Production 2011
F21 1 Series three-door – Production 2011
F22 2 Series coupe – Production 2013
F23 2 Series Convertible – Production 2014
F25  X3 – Production 2011
F30 3 Series Sedan- Production 2011
F31 3 Series Touring – Production 2012
F32 4 Series Coupe – Production 2013
F33 4 Series Convertible – Production 2014
F34 3 Series Gran Turismo – Production 2013

F35 3 Series Long wheelbase – Production 2012
F36 4 Series Gran Coupe – Production 2015
F44 1 Series Gran Turismo – Production 2014
F45 1 Series Touring – Production 2014
F46 1 Series front-wheel drive (exact name is unknown) – Production 2015

F80 M3 – Production 2014

F82 M4 – Production 2014

F01H – 7 Series Sedan – ActiveHybrid 7 – Production 2012
F02H – 7 Series Sedan – ActiveHybrid 7 -Production 2012
F04 – 7 Series Sedan – ActiveHybrid 7 – Production 2009-2012
F07 – 5 Series Gran Turismo – Production 2009
F10H – 5 Series Sedan – ActiveHybrid 5 – Production 2012
F30H – 3 Series Sedan – ActiveHybrid 3 – Production 2012

(Updated with input from our reader Tony)

It also remains unknown how BMW chooses the numbers in the F codename and especially why there are gaps between them, and we already know that BMW is moving with the next generation 7 Series to the “G” range.

 

  • ARSHAD KHODABACCUS

    the f series great tecnology

  • J

    F06 F07 ?

    btw F35 is a 3series with long wheelbase !

  • Cybo

    Hi, Horatiu!

    I’ve checked and I’m afraid J is right. F35 is the China only LWB 3 Series, whereas 4 Series Gran Coupé’s code is F36.

    Greetings.

    Víctor

    • Horatiu

      Yes, you’re right. Updated, thank you.

  • VA

    I am sure that F35 is for F30 Li in Chinese Market.

  • Hector

    You’re missing the F80 codename for the next M3. It gets its own codename now.

    • Horatiu

      Thanks Hector. Forgot about them. F82 also

  • BMWTech

    The gaps exist, they are just models which never made it past the design stage and into production.

  • Mateo

    I think BMW moves to G PLATFORMS because of WEIGHT LOSS!!!

    whole new tehc stuff deserve all new platform letter

    • Frederico Silva

      Yeah, it’s mostly because of that: application of Carbon Fiber (CFSP or something like that) An insider at BMW told that the next 7 series family will have lots of Carbon Fiber (:

  • HG

    F07??

  • HG

    The E Codes are nice but don’t start with THE 3-series: E30….
    And it would be helpful to link the E Codes towards the acutal series, no?

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  • NP

    Where is the X4?

  • A

    Missing F06 – 6 Series Gran Coupé.

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  • Tony

    F01H – 7 Series Sedan – ActiveHybrid 7 – Production 2012
    F02H – 7 Series Sedan – ActiveHybrid 7 -Production 2012
    F04 – 7 Series Sedan – ActiveHybrid 7 – Production 2009-2012
    F07 – 5 Series Gran Turismo – Production 2009
    F10H – 5 Series Sedan – ActiveHybrid 5 – Production 2012
    F30H – 3 Series Sedan – ActiveHybrid 3 – Production 2012

    • Horatiu

      Thanks Tony! Love the community input

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